Executive Officer

Newcastle/Maitland /Hunter, Australia
17 May 2019
End of advertisement period
30 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Research and Innovation Division

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor

About Us

At the University of Newcastle, our staff are curious. We think big, see opportunity and are open to ideas and ask why. We share wisdom and partner with colleagues in Australia and around the globe to create an enduring impact. And we're courageous - bold thinkers who have the confidence to take risks and to inspire change. We attract, foster and retain remarkable professional staff who actively contribute to our reputation.

Callaghan is located on 140 hectares of natural bushland. We have a reputation for having one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in Australia and is 12kms from beaches and the heart of Newcastle

Is NEW for you? 

The Research and Innovation Division cultivates the University’s strong and vibrant research culture by attracting, training and supporting researchers and industry partners to solve real-world problems.

The Research and Innovation Division cultivates the University’s strong and vibrant research culture by attracting, training and supporting researcher and industry partners to solve real-world problems.

The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) manages the day-to-day business and specific projects of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation).

What will you do?

The Executive Officer provides high level advice, analysis and support to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), including the management of business operations and projects, to ensure the effective operation of the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation). Key responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  •  Oversight of the business and strategic planning cycles across the Research and Innovation Division
  •  Involvement in  Divisional budget setting and resource allocation processes
  •  Preparation of papers, proposals and business cases to University governance committees
  •  Maintaining timely communications with major partners and collaborators
  •  Conducting institution wide projects and providing advice on strategy policy and practices 
  •  Preparation of consultation papers for   internal and external stakeholders.

About you 

This is a rewarding job that offers diversity, autonomy and challenge. We are seeking a high energy candidate who is a strategic thinker with political acumen, high level written communication skills and works well under pressure.  Ideally you will have previously worked within the Higher Education sector and have a strong legal or policy background. In addition to this you will have:

  • High level interpersonal and oral communication skills with demonstrated capacity to maintain confidentiality and cooperate and communicate effectively with people at all levels, both internal and external to the University
  • Demonstrated high level analytical and writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of strategy, policy and procedures and their implementation
  • Demonstrated high level organisational and administrative skills, including demonstrated ability to handle a high volume and broad range of complex and sensitive matters

Highly desirable but not essential

  • Higher Education sector experience
  • PHD

For a full job description visit https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/job-vacancies

Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

What NEW can offer?

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/benefits-at-a-glance

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

The remuneration is from $112,869- $120,930 + 17% super and is commensurate with experience

Your next steps

Click on 'Apply for this job'. Your application will be assessed on selection criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:

  • Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
  • In your selection criteria demonstrate clearly how your skills and experience meet each point and should be a maximum of four pages.

Closing Date: Thursday 30 May 2019